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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum

39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-2502
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Type: Museums
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Moorpark, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent 30 minutes looking at pictures and equipment. It was interesting and my kids enjoyed it too. It was free and with a mini side trip to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is not a fancy museum, but nice to wander around and see the old cannery equipment and the fishing boats. You gain a real respect for the people who worked at this place, once a Bumble Bee cannery. I like that it is authentic, low-key and not gussied up. Other cool things: sounds of the barking sea lions offshore,... More

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Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Unfortunately, this business is now in Alaska - interesting displays, though. We spent some interesting time here.

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Kent, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

wander through the old cannery building where you'll see a variety of fishing dories, cannery machinery, etc. with photos and captions on the walls telling about them. This free museum is maintained by those who worked at this former cannery. No one is on site, so its a little different from most museums. You just wander through. Glad that we... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our first stop to kick off our Astoria weekend, and it was the perfect introduction to the city. This museum is housed in historic Pier 39, a great old structure saved from the wrecking ball, and turned into a mixed use building, with the museum being the primary attraction (although you can't go wrong with ale and grub at Rogue... More

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The displays and pictures of the past glory days that involved the cannery are quite interesting. My kids enjoyed looking at the old cannery machines. We enjoyed the old pictures of boats fishing on the river. It is hard to imagine the amount of fish that was processed here. It was a nice way to learn about the impact of... More

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Bountiful, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

There was not a lot to see at this museum. There were a few boats and exhibits but otherwise a ghost town.

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Tualatin
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156 reviews 156 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

OK, it's not polished, but then it's run by volunteers and is free. We enjoyed it. Ties in nicely with the Maritime museum (which costs $$$) concerning the fishing industry in Astoria.

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Seattle area
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This a gem waiting to be polished. It's the site of one of the early canneries in the Astoria area; Bumble Bee was founded in Astoria. There are a few exhibits, but no guides or real canning equipment to show how the place worked. There are a number of signs explaining what happened at the site. It was kind of... More

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Pompano Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

i went for a coffee for breakfast, and sat there ready on the wharf until lunch. Watched the sea lions playing and listened to the hundreds a ways down serenading...the Cannery has an interesting authentic energy. Not touristy, you feel like you are just a ghost of a cannery worker there ...especially in the bathrooms.

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